Summer Has Arrived and My Summer Flies is Finished!!

Summer has come early here in South Carolina!  The temperature is hovering around 94 degrees this afternoon.  I spent the morning blocking my "Summer Flies" and I am very pleased with how it turned out.  For those of you who are interested in the modifications they are as follows.




I followed the pattern exactly until Section 6 - Knotted Openwork.  Here I added a few rows as follows:

  • Work rows as written until row 81.
  • Row 81 -  K3, YO, K2, (YO, K3, PASS) Repeat to 5 stitches from end, YO, K2, YO, K3(199)
  • Row 82 - K3, P193, K3
  • Row 83 - K3, YO, K2, (YO, K3, PASS) Repeat to 5 stitches from end, YO, K2, YO, K3 (202)
  • Row 84 - K3, P196, K3
  • Row 85 - K3, YO, K2, (YO, K3, PASS) Repeat to 5 stitches from end, YO, K2, YO, K3 (205)
  • Row 86 - K3, P199, K3
  • Row 87 - K3, YO, K2, (YO, K3, PASS) Repeat to 5 stitches from end, YO, K2, YO, K3 (208)
  • Row 88 - K3, P202, K3
Section 7 - Ruffle Edge
  • Row 1 (RS): S1, K207
  • Row 2 (WS): S1, P207
  • Row 3: KFB 208 Times (416)
  • Row 4: SL 1, P415
  • Row 5: SL 1, K415
  • Row 6: SL 1, P415
  • Row 7: SL 1, K415
  • Row 8: SL 1, P415
  • Row 9: SL 1, K415
  • Row 10: SL1, P415
Continue with the picot bind off as directed.  I used the yarn that was suggested in the pattern "Bonnie's Bamboo" and this used up almost the entire 2 skeins which was what I had hoped.  When I was knitting and got to the section Six I had almost 200 yards left - which was a full hank.  You could make the adjustments easily to accomodate whatever yardage you have.  

Most of all have fun and enjoy your summer!!